The news aggregator Business Insider has the following headline on its homepage today:
Thank You, Millions Of Anonymous Chinese Workers Making $2 An Hour, We Love Our iPhone 5s!
It also is accompanied by the following picture:
Many of these workers (and/or their parents) moved from the country-side to take these jobs. Their alternative would be to work jobs like these in the picture below for less (much less) than $2.00 per hour.
Opportunity Cost illustrated...Which worker is the most "exploited" by the economy?
Note: If you think this is a gross exaggeration, you must to read up on recent Chinese economic history. You need to shed your "rich country" perspective and consider the economic ladder has rungs, not an elevator.